It’s a mixed bag with Doctors…
When I talk with orthopedic doctors, they will tell me all they can do is work with something they can physically see…and do surgery… the same with Neurologists…either surgery or therapy…I have been seeing Many different Orthopedic Doctors and Multiple Neurologists…I have had 3 surgeries, I’m on chronic pain meds, and been off work for almost 5 years, and I’m worse now than before. They now tell me “they think” if I have neck surgury, it will make alot of my problems better…can you understand my skepticism?
From our experience last year, after Keanas 1st race of the year, we thought she pulled something in her quad muscle area.
Her Coach told me to get her to Dr. Bruce right away (not easy, 200 miles away)…I thought, I could take her more easily to someone local, as they should be able to treat my daughter just as well, or even better, since it’s an Orthopedic…the coach actually even got upset about this, and I didn’t understand why, until I went through the motions…
We went to “the best” Sports Orthopedic in town, who told us after not being able to find anything in the X-rays, if he can’t see it on an x-ray or physically detect it, he can’t treat it…he then sent her to “the best” physical therapy, after checking her over and making a “program”, they wanted her to go 3 times a week for 12 weeks at a cost of $4k! It was just simple muscle movements, which she could have done at home, no machines.
Instead, I took her to the “Cranial Specific” Doctor.
When I first got there, the 1st thing I said to Dr. Bruce, was, “we went to an Orthopedic”…Dr. Bruce smiled and instantly replied… “and he sent her to Therapy” and he kept smiling while shaking his head.
then, in half an hour she was 100% again.
There was no bone popping, he did everything using pressure points inside the mouth (palate) and on the head, while she layed on her back and pulling her toes/feet towards her head…the darndest thing I ever saw!
When I first got there, the 1st thing I said to him was, “we went to an Orthopedic”…Dr. Bruce smiled and instantly replied… “and he sent her to Therapy” and he kept smiling while shaking his head.
That was the second time she had seen Dr. Bruce.
The first time she saw the “Cranial Specific” Dr., her coach had noticed that in the workouts she was not bringing her knee up parallel (only about 35 to 40 degree) with her leg when doing “high knee” drills and when asked to do while doing running drills.
Throughout Keanas life, I noticed in Soccer and other sports that she did not bring her knees up parallel and just I assumed she didn’t like doing it and was being “lazy”…never thought anything about it.
After the coach talked to me about it, I talked with my daughter, and she told me she “can’t” bring her knees up, and has never been able to do so, as far back as she can remember.
We went to the Dr., he had her lay face down on the table, and straighten her legs together.
I was shocked when he showed me that one leg was about 1.5 inches longer than the other! He told me, that she had been like that probably most of her life.
When he was done, he had her lay and let things “settle”.
He came back, had her roll over on her stomach again, legs straightened, feet together…now, they were the same length!
Keana got up, and the Doctor asked her to lift her knees…amazingly she could now lift her knees completely to her chest!
Her “pulled groin muscle” was also instantly cured, as it was never a pulled muscle to begin with, and the “physical therapy” would have probably hurt her more than help, not to mention the pain.
Dr. Bruce has told me a couple times that because of Keanas age, that her frame is very flexible, especially in the joints, and that she has more muscle/strength than her body was able to control without something giving. He said she will continue to get stronger…which is true, she has not had a problem since last Summer. I just hope it’s like he says and nothing to worry about.
Dr. Bruce explained, that the problem with “Modern” medicine, is that it is too specialized, and that Doctors don’t look at the whole body when they treat an ailement, that the brain/nervous system is what controls the body and Most Doctors don’t treat it as such.
All I know, is I wish he was alot closer than 200 miles!
I guess I will take her back to Dr. Bruce and talk with him about it, then decide what to do from there?
About Dr. Bruce:
Dr. Bruce Davis D.C., graduated from Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (L.A.C.C.) in 1988 with a Doctorate of Chiropractic and a Bachelors of Science degree in Human Physiology. He also received a Bachelors of Science degree from Colorado State University in 1985 in Psychology. Dr. Davis founded and was President of the Sacro-Occipital Technique club and Weight lifting Club while a student at L.A.C.C. He interned with Dr. David Denton D.C. where he also met and learned from Major Bertrand DeJarnette, the founder of Sacro-Occipital Technique. He became a Certified Instructor under Dr. David Denton D.C. and helped with the Vector Point Seminars from 1990 to 2003. He was blessed to learn technique from Marvin Stommel D.C. in Colorado, Dr. Victor Frank D.C. in Utah. Dr. John Bouzis D.D.S. in Wyoming helped in learning about T.M.J. splints where he designed the first splint to help hold the Cranium in a neutral position. Since 2003, he has researched and developed Cranial Specific Technique (The only technique where points solely on the Cranium are used to unlock the tension in the rest of the body). Dr. Davis has treated thousands of very difficult spine cases including the United States Senior Men’s Gymnastic team with several Olympic metal winners